I don’t know why but, I’ve always had a soft spot for change, not all change, but things coming to an end. This year my oldest son attends first grade and we’ve had a really nice year. I always make it a point to volunteer every other week for an hour and will pop in for a lunch date with my younger son. John, my youngest is ending preschool, where he has been attending for the past couple of years. We’ve had great success there as well and I know he is ready to move on, but with all this change happening at once maybe I’m not ready to move on.
Come to find out the morning of my son’s last day of first grade, he said to me, “I wish we had two more days of school” and “it’s going to be like 50 more days until I can go to school again”. It makes me smile to think of all the fun he is going to have this summer, especially with grandma coming to visit, but it also broke my heart to hear how sad he was about school ending.
This made me think about how we all struggle with change and depending on the situation our reactions vary in great degrees. Sometimes I’m fine with things coming to an end, like my kids swimming lessons, and other times, I have a harder time wrapping my emotions around what is to come next.
With my children being out of school now, we are taking one day at a time and I have to say, summer isn’t so bad after all…. it’s a blast!
So far we have had two full days off from school for summer vacation and we’ve gone for ice cream, had a playdate at our friends pool, went to another friend’s house for dinner, played with different friends at their house all morning, went to the beach, swam in the river, and now we are going out to eat at Dairy Queen and get ice cream!